Barbara Walters

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says Tearful Farewell to The View (VIDEO)




Today marked the end of an era of split screen screaming matches and heated, political battles for ABC Daytime's The View. After 10 years as a co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck made her final appearance.

On Tuesday it was announced the mother of three was heading over to Fox & Friends in September. Hasselbeck took her seat at the coffee table for the last time and remarked to the audience and viewers at home:

"The past 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary." 

Joy Behar, who is also departing the ABC talk show in November, cracked:

Fox, gee, won't you be a fish out of water there?

Watch Hasselbeck's swan song after the jump! READ MORE

Michael Douglas Tells Barbara Walters Going Down on Catherine Zeta-Jones Didn't Give Him Cancer (VIDEO)



Michael Douglas wants to clear up a few things about recent reports he contracted throat cancer-causing HPV from cunnilngus. The actor reached out to good friend Barbara Walters, who revealed on The View Douglas' wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is healthy and doesn't have HPV. 

While discussing Douglas' clarification about there being multiple causes for throat cancer, Walters got a bit testy when Sherri Shepherd wanted to know if he was denying the original report from The Guardian newspaper. Gee Babs, Sherri was just trying to be a good journalist! Someone has to on that show. Watch the exchange after the jump. READ MORE

Barbara Walters' Daughter Popped For DUI!

What an uncomfortable phone call this had to be. TMZ is reporting veteran television journalist and The View co-creator Barbara Walters' daughter, Jacqueline Danforth was arrested yesterday for DUI in Florida.
 
According to the site, Danforth was arrested near Naples, FL, and released from custody on $1,000 bond. Walters and Danforth's reps have remained mum on the latter's run in with the law.

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REPORT: Barbara Walters Set to Announce 2014 Retirement Today on The View

Today is the day Barbara Walters will reportedly announce her retirement. According to ABC News, the groundbreaking television journalist will reveal plans to hang up the microphone in 2014, today on The View. Said Walters:

“I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on ‘The View’ and with ABC News,” she said. “I created ‘The View’ and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.”

Whoopi Gets Heated as The View Discusses Jodi Arias Verdict! (VIDEO)



Earlier this week, Jodi Arias was convicted of first degree murder in the death of her former boyfriend Travis Alexander. The shocking case of a love affair gone terrible wrong, has developed an almost OJ and Nicole type fascination among cable news outlets and on social media.

On Thursday's episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg got fired up when talking about the type of punishment Arias deserves. Watch the clip after the jump!
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Will Daytime Talk's Biggest Stars Actually Attend The 40th Annual Daytime Emmys?




The majority of daytime talk's biggest names (Ellen DeGeneres and Kelly Ripa to name a few!) have skipped out on the Daytime Emmy Awards in recent years. Could that be changing this year? TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan posed the question to Scot Safon, executive vice-president and general manager of HLN, which will air the kudocast on June 16.  Said Safon:

"We are outreaching as aggressively as possible to all the nominees," Safon says. "We want them to know this year is important. The themes that will rock this show are themes they will be proud to be associated with. To be in that room as part of the daytime community will be an incredible opportunity. The show is not just an announcement of winners. It's a celebration people are going to remember for a long time to come." READ MORE